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Private Joseph Bacon

Army Number : 200332 (formerly 2058)

Battalion : 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Stanley Common, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bacon, of 10 Rutland Terrace, Ilkeston, Derby. He was a coal miner at West Hallam Colliery, Ilkeston. He enlisted 6th April 1914 at Ilkeston, went to France 1st March 1915 and was killed in action, 1st July 1916, aged 22, in the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Private Bacon is also commemorated on the following local memorials:--
Ilkeston Market Place War Memorial, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

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